What to Do in Nevada City

Top 10 Things To Do In The Area

General Information

Empire State Mine

Yuba River

Nevada City proper
“Nevada City has been recognized as California’s best preserved and most beautiful Gold Rush town. It has been featured in numerous publications and has been selected as one of the 100 best small towns in America. Browse through interesting shops, sip local wine, sample excellent cuisine and enjoy local hospitality.”  This 300 yard stretch of town is just 5 minutes away from camp.

Music In The Mountains Summer Fest

Nevada County Arts Council

Penn Valley Rodeo

Arts and Events listed in “The Union,” the local newspaper

Local Bulletin Boards
There is a rich community of activities that don’t often get listed in the normal venues.  Check out the boards at these locations for an eclectic fair!

  • Briar Patch Market
  • Planet Juices
  • Coffee Roasters
  • Fudenjuice


Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad

Truckee’s historic jail museum

North Star Mining Museum
“This museum occupies an old powerhouse and includes one of the state’s best collections of gold mining memorabilia.”

Firehouse No. 1 Museum

Donner Memorial State Park (and Donnor Party)

Malakoff Diggins

  • Malakoff was California’s most famous hydraulic gold mine. Miners used high pressure streams of water to wash away hillsides in their quest for gold. Hydraulic mining was halted in 1884 because of its environmental consequences but its colorful history lives on at Malakoff.
  • http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=494

Hiking and Biking